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Idyllic Campsite on the Outskirts of Patagonia

Experience a convenient yet serene dispersed campsite nestled in a grassy canyon amid the rolling hills of Coronado National Forest. Located along a forest road spur, this idyllic site offers tranquility while being easily accessible. Situated about a quarter mile off a well-groomed forest road, this campsite is accessible via a gentle two-track suitable for any stock four-wheel drive vehicle.

On a Sunny Ridge in Coronado National Forest

Discover a scenic campsite nestled within the vast grasslands of Coronado National Forest, offering panoramic views of rolling hills and grassy canyons in every direction. Situated atop a ridge at the end of a short forest road spur, the site overlooks a picturesque valley to the north.

Picacho Campground Along the Colorado River

Explore the phenomenal developed campground situated in Picacho State Park along the scenic Colorado River. Operating on a fee basis, this campground shines during its peak season in winter, providing a verdant oasis amidst the rugged desert landscape.

Serenity in the Rolling Hills of the Santa Ritas

Experience a hilltop dispersed campsite featuring a stone fire ring, surrounded by juniper trees for shade and shelter. Despite limited cell service, the site accommodates three vehicles, requiring some leveling on uneven ground. Enjoy peace and quiet with good privacy, offering a view of the Santa Rita mountain range to the west and rolling hills to the east.

Misty Mountaintop Clearing Beyond Eugene

Explore a dispersed campsite nestled in a spacious gravel clearing on a mountain just outside Eugene, Oregon. This site, located within a BLM parcel, boasts a sprawling valley to the east and a dense wooded area to the west, offering a unique blend of open space and temperate rainforest atop a coniferous mountaintop.

Camping in a Basin of Unimaginable Hoodoos

Situated within a remote BLM recreation area in Wyoming, this designated campsite offers essential amenities, including a sheltered picnic table, metal fire ring, grill, vault toilet, and partial cell service. Positioned in a high desert basin surrounded by captivating spires in picturesque badlands, the landscape provides a remarkably scenic backdrop with hiking opportunities around the impressive hoodoos.

Hidden Grove in the Shadow of the Sawtooths

Explore this primitive campsite nestled in a shady grove of conifers, just off a well-traveled and groomed forest road in Idaho’s picturesque Sawtooth Mountains. Tucked away amidst dense trees, this hidden gem offers excellent privacy and seclusion, making it a peaceful retreat. Accessible by any vehicle, it’s important to note that access may be limited in winter.

Woodland Retreat in the Heart of the Sierras

Nestled in the wooded Sierra Mountains within Eldorado National Forest, this enchanting campsite offers a serene escape with tall conifers, rocks, and lush vegetation. Featuring a stone fire ring, the site provides ample space for two or three vehicles or ground tents.

Immersed in the Coastal Rainforest of Siuslaw

Experience this very appealing primitive campsite situated just off a forest road in the temperate rainforest of Siuslaw National Forest near the Oregon coast. Offering a splendid hiking opportunity down to the coast with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, this campsite is nestled in a densely wooded area adorned with ferns, moss, and a damp ambiance.

Within the Rolling Grasslands of Buenos Aires

Explore a designated dispersed campsite within the scenic Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge in southern Arizona. Nestled in a grassy valley between mountain ranges to the east and west, and with the Mexico border to the south, this refuge boasts a vast network of gentle primitive roads, including some groomed dirt roads.

Windmills and Ranches by the Arizona Roadside

Explore a primitive roadside campsite situated on the outskirts of BLM land in the Arizona desert. Conveniently located along a lightly trafficked dirt road, this site provides easy access as a major artery. Adjacent to the popular Arizona Peace Trail, frequented by side-by-sides and off-road vehicles, it offers a scenic route for enthusiasts.

Access Point to Everywhere on the North Rim

Embark on a serene escape at a designated dispersed camping area in Grand Canyon-Parashant, roughly 60 miles off the grid via a major dirt road. Navigable without four-wheel drive, exercise caution during wet conditions. This expansive site accommodates vans and full-size truck campers, featuring recently installed vault toilets with a subtle scent of wet paint.